While Chad and I worked inside the house on our bathroom remodel on Saturday, the children decided on their own that they wanted to build a fort outside. They took one of our empty boxes, planned, painted, and created their own Japanese themed hideout. No, I am not sure why the Japanese theme, but they painted a flag, ninjas, dragons, and their own interpretation of Japanese writing. They spent the majority of the day working on their project, with very little input from us. My one suggestion was to NOT paint the inside of the box if they hoped to play in it immediately. They ate lunch, read stories, and blissfully stayed outdoors for hours while we got a lot accomplished inside! I will hopefully have pics of it next weekend!